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James Foster

James Foster, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 194
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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D Wong on 1st October, 2013 wrote:

James Foster was born in Salisbury.

8/3/1819: The Salisbury & Winchester Journal: On the 6/3/1819 James Foster was sentenced to death for burglariously breaking into and robbing the house of William Webb at Romsey.

James was 26 years old on arrival in NSW.
1829: TOL, Port Stephens.
1833: TOL Paterson
8/9/1836: CP

1837: Assigned to William Caswell, Raymond Terrace, aged 40.

1/6/1838: Married Ann Crawley (Henry Wellesley 1837).  James was 45 and Ann 21.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1793, gender, occupation, crime

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